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it is thursday, february 21st, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." tens of millions of americans are in the path of severe weather this morning. stunning developments in the blade runner's murder case as the lead detective faces his own murder charges and the terms of the massive spending cuts now nine days away. and we're there as investigators raid the scooter store. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we'll stay home. >> a massive storm plows across the heartland. >> 15 states are under a watch or advisory.
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>> tens of millions of people are in the storm's path. >> damaging wind gusts, large hail, even isolated tornadoes throughout the day. >> forcing pga officials to suspend play. >> it's coming down pretty good right now. you can make a snowman. >> makes a dramatic twist for the case. >> police say the detective and two other officers fired shots at a mini bus in 2011. >> this case is unraveling as fast as it can be. it doesn't mean that there is no crime here. >> a major milestone for the u.s. military in afghanistan. for the first time since 2007, more than 30 days has passed with no american military deaths. >> meanwhile just eight days away from the automatic and dramatic budget cuts known as the sequester. >> how can there be cuts to the military. >> on our civilians, it will be catastrophic.
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lance armstrong is refusing to reveal what he knows about doping. the cyclist will not be interviewed under oath. they could become the latest high-tech craze. >> the new google glasses that allow you to snap photos with the blink of an eye. this survivor dug out of the snow after an avalanche in colorado. all that -- >> the second obama term is starting out with bangor two. >> michelle obama's formal portrait. >> a former senator now admitting he had a secret love child with the daughter of another former senator. >> when did the senate become "the jerry springer show?" when did that happen? >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> a woman called 911 because she needed cigarettes. >> hello. i need some cigarettes. >> you don't see me calling 911
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because i ran out of jokes. not anymore, anyway. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." a storm is threatening nearly 30 million people in the midwest. it could be the worst weather to hit the region in 20 years. there are white outconditions. people in kansas are being urged to stay off the road. one person has been killed in a storm related crash in oklahoma. in the west it snowed in tucson, arizona. look at this. the world golf championship was suspended. blizzard warnings were posted in parts of arizona. >> we have a big mess in the midwest as you have been alluding to. here's what it looks like on the radar this morning. the bright white. those are heavy snow squalls moving across wichita. that's moving into kansas where
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it looks like it's going to snow hard. it shows the snow pivoting from the southwest to the northeast as we go throughout the morning and afternoon hours so wichita will see improvement lamt today, but northeastern kansas and missouri will be looking at heavy snowfall for the next 24 hours. look at this purple area. anywhere in here, we could be talking a foot, maybe a little bit more than that. the snow rates are incredible this morning. they're one to two inches an hour. it could snow like that for the next 6 to 12 hours. the southern end of this storm, there's the potential for severe weather as we head later on into today. it's bad news for travel but the good news is we have severe drought in the farmlands in the midwest. this moisture is greatly needed and it's going to be greatly appreciated. norah. >> thank you, david bernard.
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a bombshell has been revealed about the lead investigator. and this morning nike announced its suspending its deal with lance armstrong. emma hurd has more at the courthouse. emma, good morning. >> reporter: cbs news can reveal that the attempted murder charges well before he became involved in the case of oscar pistorius. now, the detective was recalled to the stand today briefly to clarify some of the testimony. but the case against him was mentioned. as the prosecution and the defense look forward to their closing arguments in this application, a revelation from outside the courtroom has rocked this case. the news that the lead investigating officer in the fatal shooting of reeva
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steenkamp is facing several charges of attempted murder. he gave evidence against oscar pistorius and is accused of being drunk in a government vehicle when he allegedly opened fire at a mini bus taxi with two other officers back in 2011. the charges were withdraw, but they've since been reinstated raising questions about the credibility of the detective who under cross compassion was forced to admit he made several mistakes in the pistorius case. this morning south africans are shocked by the latest twist. >> the police service seems to be very corrupt and not very efficient at what they do. >> reporter: the prosecution is arguing that the athlete should remain in custody for premeditated murder, but they say the evidence doesn't contradict the evidence claimed that he thought he was shooting an intruder. his friend kenny is in court to support him. >> only family and friends and
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fai faith, i think, is helping him hold up. >> reporter: it does seem increasingly likely that oscar pistorius will be granted bail. the case against him has been seriously weakened by several police blunlders and the prosecution is struggling to show that he's a strike risk or poses any serious threat, so he could be free to await his trial. charlie, norah? >> emma hurd, thank you. now to washington on the automatic budget cuts that could happen next week. a new poll finds 40% of americans are willing to see those cuts take effect. government agencies are already sending out warnings while the president and congress are pointing fingers at each other. bill plante is at the white house. good morning. >> good morning, norah. so far there's no give on either side. house republicans are making it clear that they're determined not to allow more revenue, and
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they continue tro tie to build pressure. today he talks to radio hosts. wednesday he reached out to local television. >> this is a problem the congress can solve. >> reporter: they're back in their districts to talk to local television reporters in areas of the country that will face severe hardship if the cuts take place. this from maryland from wjz in baltimore. >> i'm hoping they hear from their constituents so when they come back here, they'll be ready to do some work. >> $46 billion from the military budget this year. in later to congress wednesday, secretary panetta warned the entire civilian defense force could be affected. that means 700,000 of the 800,000 who work for the pentagon. >> on our civilians it will be
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catastrophic. >> reporter: civilians like sue ann falkenburg, a single mom 3,000 miles away in california. i would have to get a part-time job to support my family. >> reporter: falkenburg is worried about the pay cut or furlough. >> i can't exactly call my landlord and say, hey, i got a 20% cut in my salary, can you reduce the rent for 20%? >> reporter: it's not just the pentagon. dozens of cuts including the fbi will have to make difficult choices. >> the fbi will have to be in a position to evaluate where the reductions will come from and that may impact the national security arena. >> reporter: the democrats' congressional campaign committee also goes on the offensive today. they will accuse republican of
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risking 700,000 jobs in order to protect special interest tax loopholes. a total disaster, that's what one walmart executive reportedly wrote about a plunge in sales. i it's announcing its report this morning. rebecca jarvis is here this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> what are they saying and what are they saying about the economy? >> looking backward they're saying walmart had a very good christmas. they earned more than expected. they came in light on sales. however, going forward, that's really a question. walmart is considered a bellwether for our economy and what they told us this morning is that the payroll tax cut is impacting consumers. the hike that we saw at the beginning of the year, the 2% hike which takes about $20 out of people's weekly paycheck is hitting the consumer and gasoline prices are up 50 cents in the last month and there's a
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tell prey knock on the consumer right now because refunds have been delayed. the tax code had to be overhauled as a result of the many of the reforms of last year and they're saying their consumer has been hit by delays in the refund checks, about $20 billion in refund checks didn't go out on time. >> all right. new information. re rebec rebecca, thank you. the obama administration plans fines, penalties, and trade sanctions against any government that sponsors hacking. bob orr is in washington. bob, good morning. >> good morning. we're in the middle of a broad-based cyber assault. it's on media circuits and websites. in the last month three major newspapers have all reported cyber attacks. e-mail systems have been breached and personal data lost to cyber spies' intent on stealing valuable information.
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kevin m kevin says most are being carried out by the inside chinese military. is there proof that the chinese government is sponsoring these attacks? >> it would be hard that they don't notice thousands of attacks coming out of their architectu architecture. >> mandia reports this is the place. security guards chase them away. u.s. officials say hieber headquarterses each year are steal 2g $50 billion worth of u.s. trade secrets. now a white house report warns the pace of economic espionage and trade secret theft is accelerating and jeopardizing our status for the world's innovation and creativity. in response the obama
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administration is promising to increase d increase diplomatic pressure and trade policies. in addition they'll seek more prosecutions for trade thefts. he says that won't be easy i think it's the duo hurdles, force the law, get your hands on the perm trapetrators that make difficult. >> it's not clear that tougher talk from the white house will do much to curb cyber theft but even critics say it's a start. frankly for too long chinese hackers have been stealing our lunch money with no punishment. a bomb went off near the country's ruling party. the government says 35 people were kill and 237 wounded. rebel fighters have been moved in to syria's capital where ha
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sad has much of the reigning support. they're saying terrorists carried out the car bombing. lance armstrong's lawyer says he won't cooperate with the investigation into performance-enhancing drugs. elaine quijano shows us why armstrong is giving up what may be his last chance to give up cycling. >> reporter: lance armstrong said he's willing to talk, but just not to anti-doping agents. >> he's showing more of that defiance that we had seen in the past and more of that reluctance to work with authorities. >> reporter: it was last month the former cycling champion admitted to oprah winfrey that he doped his way to seven tour de france titles. >> i view the situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of
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times. >> reporter: soon after scott pelley spoke with the head of the anti-doping agency travis tygart for "60 minutes." >> the impression that lance armstrong makes is he was doping, yes, but he was just one of the guys. >> he was the boss. the evidence is clear. he was one of the ring leaders of this conspiracy that pulled off this grand heist thal defrauded people from millions of dollar. >> reporter: tygart said testifying under oath would be the only possible possible way of having his sentence reduced. >> i'm not surprised in the least bit that lance armstrong is not talking to yusada right now because he has so many legal problems he's entangled in. >> reporter: his lawyer says the
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41-year-old would still be willing to take part in an international effort to clean up the sport. for "cbs this morning," elaine quijano, new york. bill strickland is editor at large from "bicycle" magazine. he spoke with lance armstrong yesterday. good morning. >> hi, charlie. >> so what is he saying to you and why is he not going forward? >> he thought the conditions that he was asked to talk to usada were going to be restrictive to him. he believes the other riders who testified were able to talk informally and then review an affidavit before signing it, and lance said the conditions he had were that he would be under oath right away and it would be videotaped and there would be up to five people present in the room. >> so he's worried about legal -- >> yeah, he's worried about
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perjuring himself or the harm it might give in defense of the other cases, but he also was just worried that -- he said he thought it would be a fact-finding talk at first and then as the other writers had done, review the affidavit. >> bill, what does this mean for lance about where does he go from here? what does it mean for him legally? >> legally it's probably a good move as he faces the whistle blower suit. there's a suit with sba promotions. they want about $12 million back. there's a libel suit in england he's finishing. talking under oath anywhere is probably a bad idea. it does mean it's probably the end of his competitive career, his ambitions to raise. >> tell me about his mood. is he angry? does he feel like he's a victim, or does he somehow feel like he's gotten some new sense of coming forward and telling everybody the truth?
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>> i think he was frustrated last night. he does -- he says he wants to come forward and cooperate. he's hoping with -- cycling is talking about a truth and reconciliation commission. it's a term borrowed. >> let me interrupt you, bill. do you believe that? do you believe he really wants to tell the truth? >> i think he wants to get past it. he's ready just to get past it as a lot of us in cycling are. i think the reaction if a lot of insiders are that we're all disappointed that he wasn't able to talk to usada. >> bill strickland, thank you so much. >> thank you. time now tow show you this morning's headlines from around the world. ex-senator domenici discloses that he had a son with the
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TOPIC FREQUENCY Lance Armstrong 7, U.s. 5, Oscar Pistorius 3, Fbi 2, Obama Administration 2, Pentagon 2, Arizona 2, Kansas 2, Wichita 2, Usada 2, Calorie Steak Egg White 2, Washington 2, Revlon 2, Elaine Quijano 2, Lance 2, Denny 2, Green Chiles 1, Rebec Rebecca 1, Rome 1, Indonesia 1
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